Scaling Emulation and Software Preservation Infrastructure

Remote lecture presented to NYU-MIAP’s “Handling Complex Media” course. An overview of the EaaSI grant program.

Topics covered included: an overview of emulation as a computing concept, the current state of PC emulation and emulator software, an introduction to the Emulation-as-a-Service platform developed by bwFLA/OpenSLX, ongoing challenges to emulation as an access strategy for digital collections/institutions, the EaaSI grant and its program of work aimed to address these challenges, and a technical demonstration of the capabilities of the EaaSI platform.